Dutch tourist attacked in Mallorca dies of injuries

A 27-year-old Dutchman who was brutally attacked by a gang of compatriots in Mallorca died of his injuries on Sunday morning.

The man was part of a group of friends assaulted by the gang last Wednesday in Playa de Palma at around 2:20 AM. 

Three of the victims suffered minor injuries, the fourth fainted, and the fifth was taken to the hospital after suffering serious head injuries, Diario de Mallorca reports. 

All suspects identified

Prior to the attack, the gang had been rioting for hours, reports the NOS. Thanks to surveillance cameras on the streets, local police were able to identify all nine suspects, aged between 18 and 20 years. 

International arrest warrants

Eight of them returned back to the Netherlands before the Spanish police could arrest them. They are now subject to an international arrest warrant. 

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Dutch police were asked to take them to custody. However, a spokesperson said that “we first have to wait and see what’s in the request and then it will be determined which police force will arrest the young people. Perhaps the Public Prosecution Service will also be involved.” 

The ninth man — an 18-year-old Dutchman — was arrested in Mallorca on Friday. 

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Jana Vondráčková 🇨🇿
Originally from the Czech Republic, Jana moved to the Netherlands for her studies. She fell in love with the local biking culture, and you’ll see her drifting through the streets of Rotterdam on her pink bike even in the worst possible weather (think rain, snow, hail, or all three). Besides advocating for Rotterdam as the best Dutch city, she likes to wander around with a camera in her hand.


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